Sunday Rundown: That’s What She Read

books, films, rundown
Sunday Rundown

What have you been reading this week?

Without wishing to jinx myself, November seems to be going okay so far. I’ve been steadily getting through books, some of which are actually from my TBR and not just new ones. I’ve also started getting ahead with my weekly posts. Last week, I finished everything over the weekend, which meant I was less stressed during the week. I don’t know why I’ve never tried to get this organised before. I have so much more time for activities. Admittedly, I didn’t spend enough of that extra time reading but that’s okay. I managed to read plenty this week without it.

Weekly Blog Posts

  • BOOK REVIEW – The Dutch House by Ann Patchett

I bought a copy of this book because it was pretty, which meant the pressure was on me to enjoy it. I hate buying special editions of books and then hating them. It certainly sounded like my thing but I’ve never read anything by Ann Patchett before. Would it be a success or another case of judging a book by its stencilled edge? Check out my review to find out.

  • FILM REVIEW – Wendell & Wild

I love stop-motion animation. I love Herny Selick. I love Key and Peele. So, I should definitely love a film that brings all of these elements together, right? When I saw the trailer for Wendell & Wild on Netflix, it definitely looked like my kind of thing. But would it ever live up to Coraline or The Nightmare Before Christmas? Find out by reading my review.

  • BOOK REVIEW – Readhead by the Side of the Road by Anne Tyler

This was the first of two Anne Tyler books that I’ve listened to recently. I think she’s one of my absolute favourite authors because she writes such amazing characters. Her books are deceptively simple. They find interest in the uninteresting details of a person’s life. Would this one be as good as the rest I’ve read? Check out my review to see how it went.

Just Read

  • Clock Dance by Anne Tyler

It feels like such a long time since I finished this but it was only the start of this week. Another of my recent Anne Tyler novels and a lovely one. Not my favourite but she’ll always be able to write something engaging and lovely. Tyler’s strength lies in her characters. Everyone is so realistically human that you can’t help but love them.

  • The Disappearance of Adèle Bedeau by Graeme Macrae Burnet

I’ve had a copy of Graeme Macrae Burnet’s debut novel for a while now but I never got around to reading it. I intended to start when I went on holiday earlier this year but I overestimated how much I would get through. So, when I found a copy of the audiobook on my library’s website, I knew it was time. I listened to it this week and now I can’t wait to read the next one, The Accident on the A35.

Currently Reading

  • Nightmares & Daydreams by Dominic J. Anton

I was lucky enough to read a proof of this book before it got published and I absolutely loved it. So, when I was offered the chance to get a copy to review, I was beyond thrilled. It’s such an incredible and dark story of grief and guilt.

Book Haul

It’s taken a lot of restraint but I’ve still not bought anything new. I have plenty that I’m considering but I’m trying to wait til I read a bit more first.

Recently Watched

  • TV:
    • The Simpsons – The latest series has just arrived on Disney+ and I watched the whole thing in a matter of days. I can’t say that the quality of the show is still as good as it once was but it’s still a fun enough watch. If only for nostalgia.

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